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    Default The Toronto Maple leafs

    Bounced the Preds last night and looked great doing it.

    Bout time we start giving these guys a little love. The team looks amazing, super young, poised for the Playoffs.... definitely a good time to be a Toronto Sports fan.

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    Bounced the Preds last night and looked great doing it.

    Bout time we start giving these guys a little love. The team looks amazing, super young, poised for the Playoffs.... definitely a good time to be a Toronto Sports fan.
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    I've been praising these Leafs for quite some time now. Future is bright

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    I think its funny that this thread got buried, never showing up on the main page.... the hate for Maple Leaf Hockey here is strong.

    Nerds

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    Quote Superjudge wrote: View Post
    I think its funny that this thread got buried, never showing up on the main page.... the hate for Maple Leaf Hockey here is strong.

    Nerds
    Craig be like


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    Quote Superjudge wrote: View Post
    I think its funny that this thread got buried, never showing up on the main page.... the hate for Maple Leaf Hockey here is strong.

    Nerds
    Most of us just talk about them in the dedicated NHL thread when we do.

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    Quote Superjudge wrote: View Post
    I think its funny that this thread got buried, never showing up on the main page.... the hate for Maple Leaf Hockey here is strong.

    Nerds
    Yes, we definitely need a dedicated space to discuss the Maple Queafs. There's aren't any outlets anywhere in this city/province/country.

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    right....

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    Leafs looking good this year. Lots of depth up front. Some NHL ready players like Kappanen and Levio won't be on the 20 man roster and then there are more guys behind them like Braco who are going to be pushing.
    Defense is better than last year but still short a guy who can just pound it from the point on the PP.
    Goaltending...touch wood...looks solid with Anderson....

    First time in a while there is justifiable confidence in Leafs nation.

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    For any of the boys from the West.... Whats the deal with the new arena in Calgary ?

    Do the Flames ownership want the whole thing underwritten
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    Are the city and the Flames scrapping about the location of the new place
    or
    The term of the lease on the existing building getting in the way ?
    or
    ??

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    Nope, because


    GO LEAFS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Two exhibition losses.

    Crazily enough there doesn't appear to be a Fire Babcock thread....a trade Reilly for a bag of pucks thread as the league has passed him by....and a Is Auston Mathews Overated thread....

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    Quote Demographic Shift wrote: View Post
    Two exhibition losses.

    Crazily enough there doesn't appear to be a Fire Babcock thread....a trade Reilly for a bag of pucks thread as the league has passed him by....and a Is Auston Mathews Overated thread....
    I believe there's only about 4.5 posters on this forum that even watch or care about the Leafs in thew slightest lol

    What's all this Lupul business about? obviously he was drunk on Sunday night when he shared those comments on IG, but why would they be holding him back? I haven't read into it yet, just getting what I've heard on the radio.
    Just one year away... Bruno is almost here!

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    I believe there's only about 4.5 posters on this forum that even watch or care about the Leafs in thew slightest lol

    What's all this Lupul business about? obviously he was drunk on Sunday night when he shared those comments on IG, but why would they be holding him back? I haven't read into it yet, just getting what I've heard on the radio.
    One of the benefits of having more money than a Swiss bank is that the leafs can simply buy their way out of bad deals.

    Lupul is getting his 5m$ dollars a year on the IR and is being told its that or he will be bought out for less. It works for the leafs much like the Nathan Horton deal where both guys go on long term IR and simply get paid to not play and not take up an active roster spot. The leafs can work the nhls hard cap to their advantage so everyone is ok with this charade as they can Get cap relief to a percentage of how much is tied up in long term IR and free up room to play a young player. So Lupul gets to surfi in Cali or board somewhere in the Rockies and cash his cheques. No doubt he can play but the leafs don't want him or need him to.

    Edit: When your as flush with cash as the leafs ...this works. If Lupul was with another team he would be playing.
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    For the first time in .. like forever it seems....the Leafs seem to be clicking ...
    Goaltending looks good .. forwards can score and skate really well...
    Defense is by committee but needs to be better...

    They can still use a thumper on the point for the PP... The PP is good but it will be better if there is a guy on the blue line who can just pound it...

    The NHL is a mans league and pretty well all of the Leafs skill guys are under 22... thats going to be an issue if they can get into the second round when the going gets tougher... They are holding their own now.. but 22 years vs 28 -30 years is a big hill.

    Who could come out of the east and west for the Cup......

    in the west St. Louis, Nashville and the surprising Kings....
    in the east... Tampa Columbus, Pittsburgh

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    Well last night Stammer and the Lightning came to town. Fans who love old style firewagon hockey got treated to a hell of a game. Damn those guys went up and down the ice all night long at serious speed and generated a lot of chances in tight.

    Only two goals as both goalies stood on their heads.

    Hell of game.

    Hard to see who is going to knock off the Lightning in the east.... NJ and the Leafs are as fast and can score but don't go as deep. Blue Jackets and Caps might be able to slow them down as they have some pretty wide bodies up front but not sure if they could do it over a 7 game series.

    Still early.. but right now... TampaBay is the team to beat.

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    Quote Demographic Shift wrote: View Post
    in the west St. Louis, Nashville and the surprising Kings....
    in the east... Tampa Columbus, Pittsburgh
    I'd have the Jets slotted in as the playoff dark horse instead of the Kings, actually.

    (Yes, I'm being a bit of Jets homer here, but as I write this, the Jets are on top of the Central Division and second in the conference to the Golden Knights, so it's not a completely outlandish suggestion.)

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    I'd have the Jets slotted in as the playoff dark horse instead of the Kings, actually.

    (Yes, I'm being a bit of Jets homer here, but as I write this, the Jets are on top of the Central Division and second in the conference to the Golden Knights, so it's not a completely outlandish suggestion.)
    Yes the Jets are good....and you will get Schife back for the playoffs....still looking twice at the guy between the pipes as the make or break in the post season for your Jets..where the Kings with not as much talent up front and on the backline has a big equalizer in Quick....regardless .....pulling for as many Canadian teams as possible to hang around after the first round

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    Las Vegas.

    So far, they and Tampa are looking the the teams. I have to admit, didn't see either being as dominant.

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    Las Vegas.

    So far, they and Tampa are looking the the teams. I have to admit, didn't see either being as dominant.
    Well the great equalizer has popped its head up... Hedman got hurt last night... looked like a knee... but all we will get from the NHL is "an upper body injury" despite the clip that showed his knee buckle as he rubbed a guy out along the wall...

    I keep waiting for midnight and the Knights to turn into pumpkins but after half the season the record isn't a mirage.. They have a couple of goal scorers in Neal and Marchessault ... a guy having a career year (Karlson) ....and they have a guy between the pipes that can win games without much help with Fleury....

    It would be the story of the year.. but can't see them making it out of the second round.

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